HOWARD KADIS has been an active performer in the Bay Area for 40 years. He received his M.A. in music from Cal-State Hayward where he studied lute and guitar with the late James Bertram. He has also studied guitar with Robert Strizich and Michael Troester.
Mr. Kadis has been a frequent performer with the San Francisco Opera orchestra as both a guitarist and lutenist, having participated in performances of several Baroque Operas (Handel’s “Julius Ceaser,” and “Alcina,” Monteverdi’s “Coronation of Poppea,” and “The Return of Ulysses”) as well as productions of “Don Pasquale,” “The Barber of Seville,” “Otello” and “Falstaff.” He has performed as a mandolinist and guitarist for the San Jose Opera Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet, The Sacramento Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet orchestras. Mr. Kadis has appeared numerous times with the San Francsico Symphony, having participated in their Grammy-winning recordings of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8 at Davies Hall and also in the Symphony’s 2006 and 2007 European tours. In addition, he has worked with the Santa Fe Opera, the San Jose, Napa, and Santa Rosa Symphonies. As a lutenist, he has performed several times as a guest of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and in numerous solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout California.